Finland - Czech Republic 63-85 Czech Republic advanced to Division A of the U18 European Championship. The team overcame Finland 85:63 in the Semifinal game and clinched the ticket to 2012/2013 top division. Finland will have another chance as they will play England for the third place. Czech Republic proved their ambitions for the top division and the top place in Sarajevo. They started with 27-21 in the first period and added 22-18 in the second quarter. Moreover the second half also belonged to the favorites. They produced 17-16 in the third quarter and finished the game with 19-8 in the last stanza. Kouril ended up with 18 points for the winners and Prokop Slanina (204-C-95) collected 15 points and 12 rebounds. Marian Hrabovsky (198-G/F-94) delivered 13, while Herman posted 11. Joonas Lehtoranta (183-SG-94) answered with 16 points and Rajala scored 13. Oskar Michelsen (203-PF-95) nailed 12 points and Maki chipped in with 9.
United Kingdom - Bosnia 63-64 Bosnia and Herzegovina clinched Division A promotion for 2012/2013 season. The home side grabbed valuable 64:63 win over England at the Semifinal of the U18 European Championship in Division B. England meanwhile will have another chance tomorrow in the game for the third place. England opened the game better and reached 25-13 in the end of the first period. Later Bosnia responded with some good baskets and managed to win the second and the third periods. Bosnia responded with 18-10 in the second frame and added 17-11 in the third period. Bosnia led 7 points in the last minute and then Luke Nelson (189-PG-95) reduced to 63:60. His three-pointer with 1 second to go was enough only to cut it to 63:64 as the hosts celebrated the success in the court. Nedim Buza (201-SF-95) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Damjanovic nailed 15. Vrabac delivered 11, while Jusuf Nurkic (212-C-94) collected 10 points and 13 rebounds. Nelson Luke's 33 points and 10 rebounds were not enough to win the game. Sentence posted 12, while Kingsley Okoroh (213-C-95) had 8.
Austria - Holland 48-72 Holland destroy Austria in Classification Round for the 9th to 12th Place at the U18 European Championship in Division B, The Dutch team needed 72:48 victory to play tomorrow for the 9th place. Austria meanwhile will play in the game for 11-12 places. Holland did not waste time and started the game with 23-14. They added massive 22-12 in the second period and actually solved the problem about the winner. Mike Schilder (185-PG-94, agency: Court Side) sent the teams to the lockers for 45:26 and then Julius van Sauers (191-F-95) nailed three for 50:29. Holland also won the third period 20-11 and did not mind 7-11 in the lasts stanza. Julius van Sauers top-scored for the winners with 13 points and Boy Van Vliet (182-SG-94) netted 12. Mike Schilder scored 11, while Kok Jito added 10. Bas Timur finished the game with 16 points and Poeltl Jakob scored 13 in defeat.
Portugal - Hungary 88-83 Portugal beat Hungary at the Classification Round for 9th to 12th Place of the U18 European Championship in Division B. Portugal won 88:83 and will play for the 9th place. Hungary meanwhile will take on Austria for 11-12th places. It was a hard start for both teams as they stayed close to each other in the first period. Portugal grabbed 22-21 and then added 25-19 in the second quarter. Both teams nailed 16 points each in the third quarter as Portugal kept 7 points advantage after 30 minutes. Hungary managed to win the last stanza 27-25 but reduce to 5 points. Zoltan Perl (194-G-95) and Ventura exchanged the last points from the free throw line for the final result. Andre Miguens (184-SF-94) stepped up with 25 points for the winners and Bastos added 18. Ventura scored 12, while Marques delivered 9. Zoltan Perl erupted with 31 points in the losing effort. Bognar notched 15, while Velkey netted 13.
Sweden - Romania 78-71 Sweden edge Romania in Sarajevo at the Classification Round for 13th to 16th Place at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Scandinavian team will play tomorrow for the 13th place after 78:71 win. Romania meanwhile will play for 15-16 places. Sweden won the opening period 14-11, but the opponents replied with 17-15 in the second frame and reduced to 1 point at the halftime. Vlad Popovici (200-PF-94) first gave Romania 29:28 lead, while Alexander Gorski (193-SG-94) kept Sweden in frot at the end of the first half. The third quarter was decisive in the game as Sweden erupted with 29-14 in it for a comfortable lead. Romania meanwhile won the last stanza 29-20 and managed to cut it to 7 points. Alexander Gorski stepped up with 21 points for the winners and Larsson Niklas netted 17. Lofberg Johan delivered 12, while Jacob Magnusson (184-PG-94) notched 10. Cobzaru Vlad collected 16 points and 14 rebounds in defeat and Dragoste Mirel had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Vlad Popovici followed them with 12 and Ciordas Andrei had 11.
Slovakia - Iceland 59-74 Slovak Republic and Iceland open Day 8 in Division B of the U18 European Championship. Iceland won 74:59 and will play tomorrow for the 13th place. Slovakia meanwhile will play for the 15-16th places. Iceland took 18-12 at the end of the first period and continued their dominance in the rest of the half. They added 18-15 in the second frame for 36:27 lead. Both teams scored 19 points each in the third period and then Iceland added another 19-13 in the last stanza. Elvar Fridriksson (180-PG-94) made the last free throws in the game for the final result. Thorgrimur Emilsson (206-C-94) chipped in with 14 points to pace the winners, while Valsson nailed 13. Hermannsson scored 10, while Sigurdarson added 9. Brodziansky top-scored for the Slovak team with 14 points and Rozim netted 13. Martin Matejcik (185-G-94) delivered 11, while Michalek posted 9.
Israel - Montenegro 65-67 Montenegro will play for the 5th place at the U18 European Championship of Division B. The team overcame Israel 67:65 at the U18 European Championship. The latter will play for the 7-8 places in Sarajevo. It was Israel that started the game better and reached 27-15 after the first 10 minutes. Montenegro meanwhile replied with 14-9 in the second period and reduced to 7 points at the halftime. The third quarter was decisive in the game as Montenegro needed 22-10 to take the lead in the game. Vaso Popovic (184-G-94) later scored for 65:59, but Segev tied the game at 65:65 with 7 seconds to go. Masan Vrbica (190-G-94) made two free throws at the end of the game for the final success. Pajovic top-scored for the winners with 13 points and 15 rebounds, while Mikovic collected 10 points and 10 boards. Vaso Popovic also scored 10, while Vusovic and Masan Vrbica had 8 apiece. Koulechov ended up with 18 points in the losing effort and Menco posted 12.
Belgium - Estonia 59-78 Estonia step closer to the 5th place of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The team overcame Belgium 78:59 at the Classification Round for 5th to 8th Place in Sarajevo. Belgium will take on Israel tomorrow in the game for the 7-8 places. Belgium looked better in the start of the game and reached 25-21 at the end of the first ten minutes. Moreover the Baltic State added 14-10 in the second quarter for 39:31 lead at the halftime. The third quarter however was decisive in the game and Estonia erupted with 29-11 for 60:50 advantage when Jurtom Martin closed the period. Estonia added another 18-9 burst in the last stanza to win the game. Jurtom Martin top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Vene Kent and Georg Tambre (194-PF-94) netted 12 each. Saare Sander collected 10 points and 10 assists in a win. Emmanuel Lecomte (180-G-95) replied with 15 points in the losing effort and Naim El Khounchar added 14. Xavier Francois (200-C-94) posted 10 and Gijbels Mathijs delivered 8.
FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 new dates confirmed - 3 months ago
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The Executive Committee of FIBA Europe has decided that the FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 that could not be played this summer will now be staged in Samsun, Turkey, from 16-22 December 2016. Initially set to take place in the northern Turkish city from 30 July to 7 August, player welfare was made the utmost priority given the unrest in the country at the time, and the tournament was postponed indefinitely [read more]
The Executive Committee of FIBA Europe has decided that the FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 that could not be played this summer will now be staged in Samsun, Turkey, from 16-22 December 2016. Initially set to take place in the northern Turkish city from 30 July to 7 August, player welfare was made the utmost priority given the unrest in the country at the time, and the tournament was postponed indefinitely. The new dates were announced in Munich on Friday, with the competition format exceptionally being amended. The new system is as follows: The Group Phase (Four groups of four teams each) will be played on Day 1, 2 and 3 No Round of 16The top two teams from each group will advance to the Quarter-FinalsThe bottom two teams from each group will play classification games for 9th to 16th spot Day 4 will be a rest day Quarter-Finals will take place on Day 5 Semi-Finals will take place on Day 6 The Final will take place on Day 7 The teams that finish in the top five will earn spots in Cairo, Egypt, for the FIBA U19 World Championship 2017, which will be played out 1-9 July, whilst the bottom three teams will be eliminated to Division B for 2017. "We are now fully confident that this tournament will go ahead with total safety assured," commented FIBA Executive Director Europe, Kamil Novak. "We have received excellent co-operation from our member federations, and have made this decision of the change of dates and competition format with strong support." Courtesy of: fiba.com
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Awards 2016 - 4 months ago
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Best Player: Ognjen Carapic (195-SG-98) of Montenegro Best Guard: Ognjen Carapic (195-SG-98) of Montenegro Best Forward: Yordan Minchev (202-F-98) of Bulgaria Best Center: Dmytro Skapintsev (206-C-98) of Ukraine 1st Team G: Mario Ihring (189-G-98) of Slovakia SG: Ognjen Carapic (195-SG-98) of Montenegro F: Yordan Minchev (202-F-98) of Bulgaria PF: Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) of Montenegro C: Dmytro Skapintsev (206-C-98) of Ukraine 2nd Team PG: Nenad Dimitrijevikj (170-PG-98) of Macedon... [read more]
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 1st Team 2016
Division B. Montenegro celebrate title in Skopje - 4 months ago
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FINAL Ukraine - Montenegro 72-83 Montenegro celebrated the title in Skopje. They outlasted Ukraine in the championship game tonight. Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) scored 17 points to lead the Balkan team. Ukraine secured a 22:16 lead after the first period. But Montenegro went on a massive 27:12 run in the second term to establish a 43:34 halftime lead. Montenegro sank 24 points in the third term to open a 13-point lead. They protected it throughout the fourth quarter and ran to the trophy.... [read more]
Ukraine - Montenegro 72-83 Montenegro celebrated the title in Skopje. They outlasted Ukraine in the championship game tonight. Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) scored 17 points to lead the Balkan team. Ukraine secured a 22:16 lead after the first period. But Montenegro went on a massive 27:12 run in the second term to establish a 43:34 halftime lead. Montenegro sank 24 points in the third term to open a 13-point lead. They protected it throughout the fourth quarter and ran to the trophy. Ivan Corovic (198-G-98) had 16 points for Montenegro. Illya Tyrtyshnyk (190-G-98) responded with 19 points for Ukraine.
Slovakia - Hungary 63-62 Slovakia earned Division A promotion. They nipped Hungary in the consolation final. Marek Dolezaj (195-G-98) notched 19 points to lead the winners. Hungary accounted for a 24:16 halftime lead. Slovakia however stepped on the gas in the second half. They poured in 47 points to snatch a valuable victory. Maros Zeliznak (205-C-99) had 14 points for the winners. Csaba Kucsora (189-G-98) replied with 19 points for Hungary.
Belgium - Poland 71-51 Belgium knocked down Poland in the game for the 5th place. Lander Kuijt (192-G/F-98) scored 22 points to lead the winners. Belgium recorded a 32:25 halftime lead. They ignited a 23:10 run in the fourth term to secure a comfortable victory. Thibaut Bronchart (192-G/F-98) had 18 points and 8 caroms for the winners. Mateusz Szczypinski (194-SG-98, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 11 points for Poland.
Czech Republic - Estonia 65-78 Estonia overcame Czech Republic in the battle for the 7th position. Kristian Kullamae (190-G-99) notched 23 points to pace the winners. Estonia eked out a 34:33 halftime lead. They went on a furious 24:9 run in the third term to clear off for good. Mart Rosenthal (191-G-99) had 19 points in the win. Michael Hartig (191-PF-98) replied with 22 points for Czech Republic.
United Kingdom - Georgia 85-81 Great Britain overcame Georgia to finish in the 9th place. Brian Perez (203-F/C-99) notched 23 points to lead the winning side. Georgia jumped to a 47:34 halftime lead. But Great Britain unloaded 33 points in the third term to deny the deficit. They held Georgia to just 15 points in the fourth term and rallied to the victory. Nelson Boachie-Yiadom (197-F-99) had 18 points in the win. Luka Bulashvili (192-G/F-98) responded with 20 points for Georgia.
Bulgaria - Belarus 74-75 Belarus snatched a narrow win over Bulgaria to earn the 11th position. Denis Sivatskiy (198-F-98) provided 18 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Bulgaria posted a 40:32 halftime lead. But Belarus used a 23:14 run in the third term to spur ahead. They protected the lead throughout the fourth quarter and secured the winning outcome. Yauhen Massalski (204-F-99) had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Belarus. Yordan Minchev (202-F-98) responded with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Bulgaria.
Portugal - Iceland 60-64 Iceland rallied past Portugal to earn the 13th place at the championship. Thorir Thorbjarnarsson (196-F-98) accounted for 22 points and 13 rebounds for the victors. Portugal snatched a 29:27 halftime lead. Iceland however picked up the tempo in the second half. They held Portugal to just 31 points in the second half and rallied to the win. Snjolfur Stefansson (192-G/F-98) had 15 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Pedro Lanca (184-PG-99) responded with 11 points for Portugal.
Denmark - FYR Macedonia 85-61 Denmark cruised past FYR Macedonia to finish at the 15th position. Sylvester Berg (201-F-98) tallied 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Danish side. Denmark went on a 27:10 run in the third term to secure a comfortable 17-point lead. They poured in 23 points in the fourth frame to seal the win. David Kristensen (208-F-98) had 13 points for the winners. Nenad Dimitrijevikj (170-PG-98) posted 26 points for FYR Macedonia.
Holland - Austria 85-64 Netherlands wrapped up the championship campaign with victory. They beat Austria to end up in the 17th place. Five players scored in double digits for the winners. Wietze Nossek (201-F-98) scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Dutch team. Netherlands went on a strong 44:23 second half run to ice the win. Dylan Van Eyck (201-F-98) and Marijn Ververs (190-G-98) had 12 points each for Netherlands. Luka Brajkovic (203-F/C-99) responded with 18 points for Austria.
Romania - Luxembourg 64-70 Luxembourg overcame Romania to finish the tournament on a high note. Mihailo Andjelkovic (179-G-98) and Thierry Cames (189-PF-98) nailed 19 points each to lead the winners. Romania established a 39:26 halftime lead. However Luxembourg responded with a 44:25 second half rally to snatch the victory. Mathis Wolff (182-F-98) had 11 points in the win. Vasile Dunca (192-G/F-98) and Dimitri Georgiadis (202-F-99) replied with 17 points each for Romania.
Scotland - Albania 68-71 Albania beat Scotland in the final game in Skopje. Frenki Lilaj (201-C-98) notched 17 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. Albania registered a 38:29 halftime lead. Scotland cut the deficit in the second half but came up short of win at the end. Eldi Hysa (189-SG-99) had 16 points for the winners. Kyle Jimenez (183-SF-98) responded with 17 points for Scotland.
Cyprus - Ireland 56-72 Ireland toppled Cyprus to occupy the 23rd position. Matt Treacy (199-F-98) notched 27 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Cyprus grabbed an 18:12 lead after ten minutes. But Ireland responded with a 20:7 rally in the second term to take a 32:25 halftime lead. Ireland followed with a 19:11 run in the fourth term to seal the win. Daniel Heaney (198-F-98) contributed 14 points for the winners. Christos Evzonas (185-PG-98) answered with 12 points for Cyprus.
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